When more people are unemployed and don’t have health insurance, when more veterans are suffering and dying in the U.S. than ever before, why is Barack Obama sending Iran another $1.3 billion?
The Washington Examiner reports that the State Department confirmed that it already paid Iran another $1.3 billion “to settle a failed arms deal from 1979.”
Yet, the State Department could not state who the U.S. government paid in the Iran government.
Nor could the State Department explain what form of payment was used. Did the U.S. send $1.3 billion to Iran in cash, check or money transfer?
Also, the State Department confirmed that it can’t guarantee that the $1.3 billion will not end up in the hands of known terrorists.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters:
We can always hand it over to someone who can hand it over to the IRGC,” (Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps, which finances terrorism).
Obama argues that the U.S. owes Iran $1.7 billion plus interest to compensate Iran for weapons purchases it made in 1979 but never received because of the uprising and overthrowing of its previous government.
The first installment was the notoriously illegal shipment of $400 million in cash to Iran, which depending on the day, was reportedly a ransom payment for the release of American hostages.
The remaining money Obama says the U.S. owes Iran has not been sent, but will be, but the State Department doesn’t know how or when that will take place. It also doesn’t know who is receiving the payment in Iran.
I’ll try my best to get details about that.
“I believe it was Iranian officials, Iranian government officials, I don’t know particularly who individually it was.”
Who paid the $400 million to Iran? Apparently someone Toner “was ‘certain’ that some in the U.S. knew, and said he just didn’t have that information.”
But, it wasn’t a ransom, because the U.S. owes Iran money.
This is blatant treason, but no one is doing anything about it in Congress. Where is Obama getting this money? How is he sending it without Congressional approval?